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8 Common Grammar Mistakes in English

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Whats the different Today morning I enjoyed Improve your grammar by correcting the common mistakes in these English sentences A good review for all students especially at intermediate and advanced levels Also check our full resource of 100 Common Grammar Mistakes in English at Im Rebecca from engVid In this lesson youll have a chance to review eight common English errors So lets see how you do The first one Today morning I woke up late So whats wrong with that There is actually something wrong with each and every one of these Ill tell you that in advance theres no There are no tricks here Okay So whats wrong with that sentence Today morning I woke up late Well it should be This morning Okay We dont say Today morning We say This morning Number two Whats the different Whats the different Well thats wrong too because different is an adjective What you want to use here is the noun So whats the noun of this word Difference Whats the difference Okay This is a really common error so make sure you dont make this one Next one I met John two years before Okay Whats wrong with that Well over here we cant say I met John two years before We can say I met two I met John two years ago All right If you use the word before then you have to say before something Before I graduated Okay Before I got married or whatever But you cant use before by itself So the proper word there is ago I met John two years ago Next one This is a six-months course That sounds almost okay but its not okay So the mistake here is with the s When we use this expression it becomes The entire expression becomes an adjective for the noun course So we should say This is a six-month course This is a million dollar contract And so on Okay Thats another Each of these is a different element of grammar different aspect of grammar and so on Next number five Thank you I really enjoyed Whats wrong with that Well the problem is here Enjoyed is a reflexive verb so you would need to say I really enjoyed myself I really enjoyed myself He enjoyed himself She enjoyed herself We enjoyed ourselves They enjoyed themselves Okay So there are certain reflexive verbs in English and we need to use them correctly Thats one of them Very common one Okay number six Did you loose your cellphone Whats wrong with that I helped you a little bit by actually showing you where the error is So many people make this error This is actually a spelling mistake You should be spelling the word this way Did you lose your cellphone Loose is an adjective which means not tight and lose is the opposite of find Okay Did you lose your cellphone Also the pronunciation is lose and not loose Next one This is an academic course This is an academic course So what was wrong with what I said there Okay So what was wrong was my pronunciation of that So many people mispronounce this word It is not academic It is academic The stress is on the middle Academic This is an academic course This is an academic program Okay So if In case you make that mistake Im not saying you do In case you do make sure you correct it Last one Yes I have a free time Is that Whats wrong there Whats going on Okay here We dont need to say A free time We need to say Free time because this is a Time is an uncountable noun Now each one of these examples represents a different aspect of grammar So how can you possibly learn all of them Well Ill give you two easy ways to help you out One is to go to our website wwwengvidcom because there we have currently I think more than 700 lessons on different aspects of English grammar and of English in general for exams for writing speaking all kinds of things And by watching them you can find the lessons that you actually need And the other thing is that we also have Ive written actually a resource which might help you which shows 50 such common errors that people make in English and that might help you out as well Okay So I hope you did well and I hope you continue to do better and better in English All the best with your English Bye for now